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Dr. Mullen shares BLISSFUL PARENTING principles for raising freakishly well-behaved kids. She has learned the principles directly from children. Listen in to get straight talk about parenting from a different perspective-- the perspective of children. Change your perspective of parenting and improve your parenting and your relationship with your child! It's BLISS!
Check out the NEW book she wrote with her kids for kids Naughty No More: A workbook for kids who want to make good decisions AVAILABLE APRIL 9, 2013 call to order your copy 315342-9255 or www.integrativecounseling.us

Freakishly Well-Behaved Kids Freakishly Well Behaved Kids

    • Parenting
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Dr. Mullen shares BLISSFUL PARENTING principles for raising freakishly well-behaved kids. She has learned the principles directly from children. Listen in to get straight talk about parenting from a different perspective-- the perspective of children. Change your perspective of parenting and improve your parenting and your relationship with your child! It's BLISS!
Check out the NEW book she wrote with her kids for kids Naughty No More: A workbook for kids who want to make good decisions AVAILABLE APRIL 9, 2013 call to order your copy 315342-9255 or www.integrativecounseling.us

    Navigating fertility challenges in the everyday world

    Navigating fertility challenges in the everyday world

    In this episode, we continue talking about the challenges of dealing with fertility issues. Penny Lupo will join Dr. Mullen, again for this episode. We will be sharing an authentic conversation about what happens when there are fertility problems and how that impacts the day to day lives. We also will discuss grief and loss and offer some ideas about support and coping. We are confident that raising Freakishly Well Behaved Kids is possible even during stressful times in families.  Penny Lupo is a licensed Mental Health Counselor & Play Therapist. Penny specializes in counseling people going through the fertility process, miscarriage, pregnancy loss or infant loss. She has an informed perspective as she and her husband went through years of fertility treatments, multiple miscarriages and the adoption process. Check out her blog embracinghealing.comAuthor, Professor, Mental Health Counselor, Play Therapist, International Speaker, & Mom-- Dr. Mullen has learned from the thousands of children she has worked with insights and actions necessary for parenting that will lead to the behavior and attitude changes you are looking for with your children. You can have Freakishly Well Behaved Kids too, for more practical and thought-provoking ideas check out parenting book Raising Freakishly Well Behaved Kids: 20 principles for being the parent your child needs  (for the ebook click here) Remember to check out NAUGHTY NO MORE an activity book to help kids make better decisions. When kids feel good, they behave that way!

    • 31 min
    When becoming a parent doesn’t work out the way you dreamed…..

    When becoming a parent doesn’t work out the way you dreamed…..

    In this episode we are talking about the challenges of parents & parenting when dealing with fertility issues. Penny Lupo will join Dr. Mullen, again for this episode. We will be sharing an authentic conversation about what happens when couples learn that there may be a fertilitiy problem and how that impacts their lives. We also will discuss grief and loss and offer some ideas about support and coping. We are confident that raising Freakishly Well Behaved Kids is possible even during stressful times in families.  

    Penny Lupo is a licensed Mental Health Counselor & Play Therapist. Penny spreicializes in counseling people  going through the fertility process, miscarriage, pregnancy loss or infant loss. She has an informed perspective as she and her husband went through years of fertility treatments, multiple miscarriages and the adoption process.

    Author, Professor, Mental Health Counselor, Play Therapist, International Speaker, & Mom-- Dr. Jodi Mullen has learned from the thousands of children she has worked with insights and actions necessary for parenting that will lead to the behavior and attitude changes you are looking for with your children. 

    You can have Freakishly Well Behaved Kids too, for more practical and thought-provoking ideas check out parenting book Raising Freakishly Well Behaved Kids: 20 principles for being the parent your child needs  (for the ebook click here) Remember to check out NAUGHTY NO MORE an activity book to help kids make better decisions. When kids feel good, they behave that way!

    • 31 min
    Parenting Insights: Connecting to our Teenage Boys: they're Gross &Weird ;)

    Parenting Insights: Connecting to our Teenage Boys: they're Gross &Weird ;)

    We love our sons. Now that they are taller than us, sometimes really smelly, and often seem kind of weird we are faced with new challenges. In this podcast, I’ll be joined by Penny Lupo. Penny is a Mental Health Counselor, Play Therapist, and Mom of a teenage boy. Our honest and informed conversation will stress using Freakishly Well-Behaved Kids principles with special considerations that focus on the challenges of parenting teenage boys. This will be fun!

    Author, Professor, Mental Health Counselor, Play Therapist, International Speaker, & Mom-- Dr. Mullen has learned from the thousands of children she has worked with insights and actions necessary for parenting that will lead to the behavior and attitude changes you are looking for with your children. 

    You can have Freakishly Well Behaved Kids too, for more practical and thought-provoking ideas check out parenting book Raising Freakishly Well Behaved Kids: 20 principles for being the parent your child needs  (for the ebook click here) Remember to check out NAUGHTY NO MORE an activity book to help kids make better decisions. When kids feel good, they behave that way!

    • 31 min
    Talking Parenting with a Stay at Home Dad

    Talking Parenting with a Stay at Home Dad

    What's is parenting like when your a stay-at-home Dad? Today we will find out from our special guest Rory. Here's what his partner says about him and their family  "...I pursue my career full-time and Rory is a stay-at-home Dad. This arrangement works well for us as we both prioritize our children and family and feel grateful that we have the resources. Rory works hard to take care of the kids and our home, acting as a wealth of support to all of us. As a working mother it is a huge relief to not have to worry about childcare. Rory facilitates much of the domestic tasks so that I can focus on my demanding career . I couldn’t do this without his generous contribution to our family. His time at home has strengthened his relationships with both of our children, a privilege that we don’t take for granted." In this episode we get Rory's inside perspective- what are the benefits, the challenges and how to handle them!

    Author, Professor, Mental Health Counselor, Play Therapist, International Speaker, & Mom-- Dr. Mullen has learned from the thousands of children she has worked with insights and actions necessary for parenting that will lead to the behavior and attitude changes you are looking for with your children. 

    You can have Freakishly Well Behaved Kids too, for more practical and thought-provoking ideas check out parenting book Raising Freakishly Well Behaved Kids: 20 principles for being the parent your child needs  (for the ebook click here) Remember to check out NAUGHTY NO MORE an activity book to help kids make better decisions. When kids feel good, they behave that way!

    • 31 min
    Parenting Challenge Accepted: New Mom Working Mom

    Parenting Challenge Accepted: New Mom Working Mom

    We're talking about the rollercoaster ride of new parenting and reving up the challenge by adding the in the experience of being a new parent who works outside of the home. We have talked to you about our experiences and knowledge about children that have come from being mental health counselors trained in play therapy and as credentialed play therapists. In this episode, we will talk about how to manage the stresses of being a new parent, work, and other interesting experiences that life throws at us from an insider’s perspective. 

    My special guest will be Kristen M. Melcher, LMHC, CCPT who works as a Clinical Director providing direct counseling to clients and families. With over 35 years combined clinical experience with children (not to mention 19 as working-moms) we can help you be the parent your child needs We will cover several strategies that can help you help your children to become Freakishly Well Behaved kids.

    Author, Professor, Mental Health Counselor, Play Therapist, International Speaker, & Mom-- Dr. Mullen has learned from the thousands of children she has worked with insights and actions necessary for parenting that will lead to the behavior and attitude changes you are looking for with your children. 

    You can have Freakishly Well Behaved Kids too, for more practical and thought-provoking ideas check out parenting book Raising Freakishly Well Behaved Kids: 20 principles for being the parent your child needs  (for the ebook click here) Remember to check out NAUGHTY NO MORE an activity book to help kids make better decisions. When kids feel good, they behave that way!

    • 30 min
    What do Parents need to know about Bullies & Bullying

    What do Parents need to know about Bullies & Bullying

    In this episode, we will talk about how bullies and bullying impacts all kids.  My special guest will be Lisa Cavallaro, Marriage & Family Therapist, Life Coach, author, Mom and creator of BullySpin, an online confidence-building program for kids. In this show, we'll cover several strategies that can help you help your children deal with bullies & bullying.

    Author, Professor, Mental Health Counselor, Play Therapist, International Speaker, & Mom-- Dr. Mullen has learned from the thousands of children she has worked with insights and actions necessary for parenting that will lead to the behavior and attitude changes you are looking for with your children. 

    If you are willing to learn, listen, grow, and work hard at this, your results will be nothing short of miraculous! You can have Freakishly Well Behaved Kids too. If you want more specific and personalized help check out the parenting book Raising Freakishly Well Behaved Kids: 20 principles for being the parent your child needs. Remember to check out NAUGHTY NO MORE an activity book to help kids make better decisions. When kids feel good, they behave that way!

    • 31 min

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